Carol Platt Liebau: A Rational Refusal

Saturday, July 29, 2006

A Rational Refusal

So Iran is refusing to accede to UN demands that it stop enriching uranium by August 31 or else face the threat of international sanctions.

The refusal is regrettable, but entirely rational. Is there anyone who really thinks that the UN -- with China and Russia always available to block stringent measures -- actually has either the power or the will to inflict any meaningful penalties?


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